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Old 04-06-2011, 12:32 AM
 
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Regarding the city (or county) water provided to residences in Winston-Salem, could anyone tell me the source or sources of the water?

Would it be the Belews Creek lake?
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Old 04-06-2011, 01:28 AM
 
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Yadkin river, I believe.
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Old 04-06-2011, 06:00 AM
 
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Yep. The intake is located about a mile downstream from the sewage treatment plant, in compliance with the new sustainability initiatives.












Actually both the Yadkin River and Salem Lake provide our water:

http://www.cityofws.org/Assets/CityO...perations2.pdf
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Old 04-06-2011, 06:02 AM
 
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Downstream. Okay. Thanks.
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Old 04-06-2011, 07:04 AM
 
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Also Salem Lake, though, not right now as they are replacing the 90 year old dam.
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Old 04-06-2011, 10:35 AM
 
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Okay; I'm going to assume that the "downstream from the sewage treatment plant" was a joke (funny, too).

Does anyone know where the city's intake is, with respect to everything else on the lake? I've looked but haven't found.
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Old 04-06-2011, 12:55 PM
 
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Have you ever SEEN the Yadkin river? It really shocked me that our water could come from it.
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Old 04-06-2011, 01:01 PM
 
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... hm. I take it it's not so great?
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Old 04-06-2011, 02:04 PM
 
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Rusty brown muck.
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Old 04-06-2011, 02:09 PM
 
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Have you ever SEEN the Yadkin river? It really shocked me that our water could come from it.
Another shocking thing for us transplants!! I was ready to find a beautiful, crystal blue lake or swimming hole and instead I found rusty red muck! I realize it is just natural sediment from the red clay dirt, but it is still a bit shocking to see if you are not accustomed to it.
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